Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag

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From Orlando Figes, international bestselling author of A People's Tragedy, Just Send Me Word is the moving true story of two young Russians whose love survived Stalin's Gulag.

Lev and Svetlana, kept apart for fourteen years by the Second World War and the Gulag, stayed true to each other and exchanged thousands of secret letters as Lev battled to survive in Stalin's camps. Using this remarkable cache of smuggled correspondence, Orlando Figes tells the tale of two incredible people who, swept along in the very worst of times, kept their devotion alive.

Orlando Figes was granted exclusive access to the thousands of letters between Lev and Sveta that form the foundation of Just Send Me Word, and he was able to interview the couple in person, then in their nineties. These real-time and largely uncensored letters form the largest cache of Gulag letters ever found.

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'One is overcome with admiration for the kindness, bravery and generosity of people in terrible peril ... It is impossible to read without shedding tears' Simon Sebag Montefiore, Financial Times

'This powerful narrative by a distinguished historian will take its place not just in history but in literature' Robert Massie

'Electrifying, passionate, devoted, despairing, exhilarating ... a tale of hope, resilience, grit and love' The Times

'Moving ... a remarkable discovery' Max Hastings, Sunday Times

'The gulag story lacks individuals for us to sympathise with: a Primo Levi, an Anne Frank or even an Oskar Schindler. Just Send Me Word may well be the book to change that' Oliver Bullough, Independent

'Immensely touching ... [a] heartening gem of a book' Anna Reid, Literary Review

'The remarkable true story of a love affair between two Soviet citizens ... as much a literary challenge as a historical one: the book can be read as a non-fiction novel' Telegraph

'Remarkable ... Figes, selecting and then interpreting this mass of letters, makes them tell two kinds of story. The first is a uniquely detailed narrative of the gulag, of the callous, slatternly universe which consumed millions of lives ... The second is about two people determined not to lose each other' Neal Ascherson, Guardian

'A quiet, moving and memorable account of life in a totalitarian state ... The book often reads like a novel ... captivating' Evening Standard

'Orlando Figes has wrought something beautiful from dark times' Ian Thomson, Observer

'A heart-rending record of extraordinary human endurance' Kirkus Reviews

'[A] remarkable tale of love and devotion during the worst years of the USSR ... [Figes's] fine narrative pacing enhances this moving, memorable story' Publishers Weekly

About the author:

Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Peasant Russia, Civil War, A People's Tragedy, Natasha's Dance, The Whisperers and Crimea. He lives in Cambridge and London. His books have been translated into over twenty languages.

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A poignant record ... as fascinating and inspiring as it is heartbreaking ... It is impossible to read without shedding tears (Simon Sebag Montefiore Financial Times)

This powerful narrative by a distinguished historian will take its place not just in history but in literature (Robert Massie)

Electrifying, passionate, devoted, despairing, exhilarating ... a tale of hope, resilience, grit and love ( The Times)

Remarkable ... moving... possesses extraordinary value ... a notable contribution to Gulag literature (Max Hastings Sunday Times)

Immensely touching ... [a] heartening gem of a book (Anna Reid Literary Review)

The remarkable true story of a love affair between two Soviet citizens ... as much a literary challenge as a historical one: the book can be read as a non-fiction novel ( Telegraph)

Figes has achieved something extraordinary ... the gulag story lacks individuals for us to sympathise with: a Primo Levi, an Anne Frank or even an Oskar Schindler. Just Send Me Word may well be the book to change that ... the kind of love that most of us can only dream of (Oliver Bullough Independent)

Remarkable ... Figes, selecting and then interpreting this mass of letters, makes them tell two kinds of story. The first is a uniquely detailed narrative of the gulag, of the callous, slatternly universe which consumed millions of lives ... The second is about two people determined not to lose each other (Neal Ascherson Guardian)

A quiet, moving and memorable account of life in a totalitarian state ... The book often reads like a novel ... captivating ( Evening Standard)

Orlando Figes has wrought something beautiful from dark times (Ian Thomson Observer)

A heart-rending record of extraordinary human endurance ( Kirkus Reviews)

[A] remarkable tale of love and devotion during the worst years of the USSR ... [Figes's] fine narrative pacing enhances this moving, memorable story ( Publishers Weekly)

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From Orlando Figes, international bestselling author of A People s Tragedy, Just Send Me Word is the moving true story of two young Russians whose love survived Stalin s Gulag. Lev and Svetlana, kept apart for fourteen years by the Second World War and the Gulag, stayed true to each other and exchanged thousands of secret letters as Lev battled to survive in Stalin s camps. Using this remarkable cache of smuggled correspondence, Orlando Figes tells the tale of two incredible people who, swept along in the very worst of times, kept their devotion alive. Orlando Figes was granted exclusive access to the thousands of letters between Lev and Sveta that form the foundation of Just Send Me Word, and he was able to interview the couple in person, then in their nineties. These real-time and largely uncensored letters form the largest cache of Gulag letters ever found. Reviews: One is overcome with admiration for the kindness, bravery and generosity of people in terrible peril .It is impossible to read without shedding tears Simon Sebag Montefiore, Financial Times This powerful narrative by a distinguished historian will take its place not just in history but in literature Robert Massie Electrifying, passionate, devoted, despairing, exhilarating . .a tale of hope, resilience, grit and love The Times Moving .a remarkable discovery Max Hastings, Sunday Times The gulag story lacks individuals for us to sympathise with: a Primo Levi, an Anne Frank or even an Oskar Schindler. Just Send Me Word may well be the book to change that Oliver Bullough, Independent Immensely touching .[a] heartening gem of a book Anna Reid, Literary Review The remarkable true story of a love affair between two Soviet citizens .as much a literary challenge as a historical one: the book can be read as a non-fiction novel Telegraph Remarkable .Figes, selecting and then interpreting this mass of letters, makes them tell two kinds of story. The first is a uniquely detailed narrative of the gulag, of the callous, slatternly universe which consumed millions of lives .The second is about two people determined not to lose each other Neal Ascherson, Guardian A quiet, moving and memorable account of life in a totalitarian state .The book often reads like a novel .captivating Evening Standard Orlando Figes has wrought something beautiful from dark times Ian Thomson, Observer A heart-rending record of extraordinary human endurance Kirkus Reviews [A] remarkable tale of love and devotion during the worst years of the USSR . .[Figes s] fine narrative pacing enhances this moving, memorable story Publishers Weekly About the author: Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Peasant Russia, Civil War, A People s Tragedy, Natasha s Dance, The Whisperers and Crimea. He lives in Cambridge and London. His books have been translated into over twenty languages. Codice libro della libreria APG9780241955901

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From Orlando Figes, international bestselling author of A People s Tragedy, Just Send Me Word is the moving true story of two young Russians whose love survived Stalin s Gulag. Lev and Svetlana, kept apart for fourteen years by the Second World War and the Gulag, stayed true to each other and exchanged thousands of secret letters as Lev battled to survive in Stalin s camps. Using this remarkable cache of smuggled correspondence, Orlando Figes tells the tale of two incredible people who, swept along in the very worst of times, kept their devotion alive. Orlando Figes was granted exclusive access to the thousands of letters between Lev and Sveta that form the foundation of Just Send Me Word, and he was able to interview the couple in person, then in their nineties. These real-time and largely uncensored letters form the largest cache of Gulag letters ever found. Reviews: One is overcome with admiration for the kindness, bravery and generosity of people in terrible peril .It is impossible to read without shedding tears Simon Sebag Montefiore, Financial Times This powerful narrative by a distinguished historian will take its place not just in history but in literature Robert Massie Electrifying, passionate, devoted, despairing, exhilarating . .a tale of hope, resilience, grit and love The Times Moving .a remarkable discovery Max Hastings, Sunday Times The gulag story lacks individuals for us to sympathise with: a Primo Levi, an Anne Frank or even an Oskar Schindler. Just Send Me Word may well be the book to change that Oliver Bullough, Independent Immensely touching .[a] heartening gem of a book Anna Reid, Literary Review The remarkable true story of a love affair between two Soviet citizens .as much a literary challenge as a historical one: the book can be read as a non-fiction novel Telegraph Remarkable .Figes, selecting and then interpreting this mass of letters, makes them tell two kinds of story. The first is a uniquely detailed narrative of the gulag, of the callous, slatternly universe which consumed millions of lives .The second is about two people determined not to lose each other Neal Ascherson, Guardian A quiet, moving and memorable account of life in a totalitarian state .The book often reads like a novel .captivating Evening Standard Orlando Figes has wrought something beautiful from dark times Ian Thomson, Observer A heart-rending record of extraordinary human endurance Kirkus Reviews [A] remarkable tale of love and devotion during the worst years of the USSR . .[Figes s] fine narrative pacing enhances this moving, memorable story Publishers Weekly About the author: Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Peasant Russia, Civil War, A People s Tragedy, Natasha s Dance, The Whisperers and Crimea. He lives in Cambridge and London. His books have been translated into over twenty languages. Codice libro della libreria APG9780241955901

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Descrizione libro 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 130mm x 198mm x 24mm. Paperback. From Orlando Figes, international bestselling author of A People's Tragedy, Just Send Me Word is the moving true story of two young Russians whose love survived Stalin's Gulag. Lev and Sve.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 352 pages. 0.270. Codice libro della libreria 9780241955901

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag, Orlando Figes, From Orlando Figes, international bestselling author of "A People's Tragedy", "Just Send Me Word" is the moving true story of two young Russians whose love survived Stalin's Gulag. Lev and Svetlana, kept apart for fourteen years by the Second World War and the Gulag, stayed true to each other and exchanged thousands of secret letters as Lev battled to survive in Stalin's camps. Using this remarkable cache of smuggled correspondence, Orlando Figes tells the tale of two incredible people who, swept along in the very worst of times, kept their devotion alive. Orlando Figes was granted exclusive access to the thousands of letters between Lev and Sveta that form the foundation of Just Send Me Word, and he was able to interview the couple in person, then in their nineties. These real-time and largely uncensored letters form the largest cache of Gulag letters ever found. Reviews: "One is overcome with admiration for the kindness, bravery and generosity of people in terrible peril.It is impossible to read without shedding tears". (Simon Sebag Montefiore, "Financial Times"). "This powerful narrative by a distinguished historian will take its place not just in history but in literature". (Robert Massie). "Electrifying, passionate, devoted, despairing, exhilarating.a tale of hope, resilience, grit and love". ("The Times"). "Moving.a remarkable discovery". (Max Hastings, "Sunday Times"). "The gulag story lacks individuals for us to sympathise with: a Primo Levi, an Anne Frank or even an Oskar Schindler. "Just Send Me Word" may well be the book to change that". (Oliver Bullough, "Independent"). "Immensely touching.a heartening gem of a book". (Anna Reid, "Literary Review"). "The remarkable true story of a love affair between two Soviet citizens.as much a literary challenge as a historical one: the book can be read as a non-fiction novel". ("Telegraph"). "Remarkable.Figes, selecting and then interpreting this mass of letters, makes them tell two kinds of story. The first is a uniquely detailed narrative of the gulag, of the callous, slatternly universe which consumed millions of lives.The second is about two people determined not to lose each other". (Neal Ascherson, "Guardian"). "A quiet, moving and memorable account of life in a totalitarian state .The book often reads like a novel.captivating". ("Evening Standard"). "Orlando Figes has wrought something beautiful from dark times". (Ian Thomson, "Observer"). "A heart-rending record of extraordinary human endurance". ("Kirkus Reviews"). "A remarkable tale of love and devotion during the worst years of the USSR.Figes' fine narrative pacing enhances this moving, memorable story". ("Publishers Weekly"). About the author: Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of "Peasant Russia", "Civil War", "A People's Tragedy", "Natasha's Dance", "The Whisperers" and "Crimea". He lives in Cambridge and London. His books have been translated into over twenty languages. Codice libro della libreria B9780241955901

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